MY DOWN TIME WITH ...Sonita Morin-Abrahams

Published: Sunday | November 8, 2009


She is the executive director of Rise Life Management Services, formerly Addiction Alert. Rise is a non-governmental organisation catering to the educational and health needs to the less-fortunate. Sonita is also a yoga and pilates teacher who has been trained in Kripalu and Amrit yoga and owns a studio in Kingston called Afya Yoga and Pilates Studio.

In addition, she is the course writer and coordinator for an online module 'Adolescents and Drugs' for the University of the West Indies' Open Campus course in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, as well as a lecturer at the University of West Indies and for the Caribbean Institute on Alcoholism and other Drug Problems in Trinidad & Tobago. We asked her how she spent her free time.

What was the last book you read?

Ask and it is Given by Esther Hicks

Whose music are you listening to now?

Barbara Streisand albums, I love her music.

Name the most interesting place you have visited?

Portugal. It is very beautiful. It is safe, you can walk on the road any time, day or night and no one interferes with you. There are many activities to occupy your time.


Ambassador of Senegal Dr Nafissatou Diagne always makes a fashion statement when she is out in her traditional attire. At the recent Spanish National Day reception, she wore this brown, beige and orange ensemble that features a skirt and blouse with intricate saddle stitching design. The matching headwrap and handbag completed the gorgeous outfit. - Colin Hamilton/freelance photographer

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